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A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led the way in slashing maternal mortality.
We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur
The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're seeing 100,000 victims per month
There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to, like China, where I lived and worked for some time. I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted
While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction
It really is quite remarkable that Darfur has become a household name. I am gratified that's the case.
The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
The greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.
You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch.
I think that [Donald] Trump is frankly a bigot. He has a racist history.
Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5, mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition
Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
If only women are talking about women's rights, then the issue has failed from the start. If you think about the Holocaust, that wasn't just a Jewish issue. Civil rights weren't just a black issue.
The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding
There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in.
A little bit of attention can go a long way.
You don't need to invade a place or install a new government to help bring about a positive change.
In general, talking about human rights tends to be very persuasive for people who care about human rights.
Women aren't the problem but the solution. The plight of girls is no more a tragedy than an opportunity.
It is better to inconsistently save some lives than to consistently save none.
There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women.
Once you've created a connection of empathy, rational arguments can play a supportive role.
I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
Just a little help, a small security force, a bit of food, can save lives
Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy. It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child is dead and they have absolutely nothing - and they're heading through the desert at night.
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices .
...Environmental groups are too often alarmists. They have an awful track record, so they've lost credibility with the public.
The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president
I try to be careful about wording. One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health
The fact that people will pay you to talk to people and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you, I am just amazed by that.
Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female
The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column. I can get about 2,000 after a column.
I said that one can't stereotype [Donald] Trump voters anymore than they can anybody else.
For most of history, genocide was just something governments did and nobody blinked.
Isn't it time to talk not only about weather, but also about climate?
More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides in six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
One of the great failings of the American education system (in our view) is that young people can graduate from university without any understanding of poverty at home or abroad.
Americans of faith should try as hard to save the lives of African women as the lives of unborn fetuses.
Usually people are very much focused on keeping their kids alive.
One of the principles of journalism is you don't lie. You never lie.
It's important not to demonize [Donald's] Trump voters.
I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Write letters to your editors, write to your members of Congress, and write to your news stations.
There is an element of anger among women who've been raped. There's certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing. People need to get upset with President Bush. People need to get upset with their Congressmen.